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Seven Tubs Nature Area is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from May until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 213 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Running

River

Views

Waterfall

Blowdown

Rocky

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Great hike. Follow the creek down to the reservoir to add distance, and a good 1.5 mile 6% grade climb back. Take a left at the reservoir to the top of the mountain for several acres of blueberries in June and August. Cross the power lines for a strenuous climb down to the base of the falls.

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Reviews (507)
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Recordings (339)
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Trey Katzenbach
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Horseback riding

This is a great hike. As shown, you cross the bridge and take the trail counter-clockwise. The trail follows the creek for the entire way out and there are several places to enter the water. After the turn back there is less to see, but it is still pretty. There is a cutout for power lines that nicely breaks up the trail. When you make your last sharp left to stay on the trail that is the start of the seven tubs. You can get in the water here and walk/slide your way down this entire section. A few of the drops are relatively far (5-10 feet or so), but the landing areas are deep enough. You go under the bridge to a small area where little kids can join and slide down a little rock slide.

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Megan Brosnan
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Hiking

Follow water upstream to find a really cool tunnel. Less crowded that way too. Bottom section gets very busy. Overall, it was enjoyable and pretty.

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Tanina Khanuja
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Hiking

Wow, I loved this trail. The tubs were overcrowded, yes, but we only saw a few other hikers on the trail. The creek was so enjoyable to hike along and the view at the top was unexpected.

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Cristina Hoffman
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HikingRocky

This trail was great. My 4yo son and I loved it. Lots of different types of terrain, definitely moderate as there were some hilly/rocky parts but just lovely with a creek running by and a watering hole. Most people did not have masks on which was very annoying but they kept their distance and most were in the watering hole anyway and didn't even bother with the trail. We've don't it twice and still definitely do it again.

Kristin Lake
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HikingBlowdownBugs

Totally worth the drive!! Gorgeous cascading falls!! Do the blue/ yellow trail- less people and more beautiful falls. Go early and on a weekday. I went on a Tuesday at 11 (got a late start) and by the time we left at 2 there was no parking to be had.

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Elizabeth McGee
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HikingBlowdownBugs

More of a walk in the woods...but still beautiful. Main trail is short and when we tried to go off on the trail that runs south--ish just past the bend at the furthest point of the trail loop we had an uneventful encounter with a snake and then encountered downed trees and snakes + unsure footing etc.= turn back in my son's book, so it was a short walk. Not many people go past the first 1/8 mile or so and yes, there are tons of kids, but hey they were having a good time and we moved past that part fairly quickly. VERY buggy so bring spray and reapply as needed. Also, lots of muddy/goopy areas along trail.

Andrew Conboy
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Hiking

Seven tubs? More like the Seven Teenyboppers. I spent my visit wondering if I had accidentally gone to Jolly Rogers water park instead of a natural water area. There were more teenyboppers here than at a mall on a Friday night! Most of them were blasting trap music on a portable speaker while obnoxiously cannon-balling in all the nice spots in hopes of impressing their female peers. On top of the teenyboppers, there will thousands of little kids running around screaming and probably peeing all over the tubs; their parents following closely behind, screaming after their screaming kids. If I wanted an insta-headache, I would have went Tiny Toddlerbopper’s Daycare. To escape the mayhem, I thought it would a good idea to hike the loop trail. WRONG-O. The trail was a complete snoozefest, and I felt like I fell through a portal into Blandland. I’d rather have walked 10 miles, BAREFOOT on sharp, COVID19-infested GLASS than to do this trail again. I’m just kidding, it wasn’t that bad. It did feel like a water park though, and it’s probably not best to visit during the day when kids and teens are everywhere.

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Liz Krewson-Ross
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Hiking

Beautiful scenery but lots of trash

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Colleen Murphy
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HikingBugs

Started counter clockwise. Beginning half was good-little buggy. Second half of loop was okay. Trash was seen throughout the trail.

Becca Kinsey
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Michael Conforti
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Hiking

It was a great trail!

Lacii Becker
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this trail has been my favorite all time ones. especially swimming awesome in the tubs and seeing waterfalls was awesome. my #1 spot so far. there was alot of people there when I went.

Martin N.
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Hiking

busy at the beginning but so beautiful. Don't miss this hike!

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Kelsey Ann Occhipinti
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HikingRocky

Nice hike. Alittle rocky but love the water. Nice for beginner or advanced hikers!

Derek Duttry
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Alex Buhk
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Hiking

This was a pleasant trail and easy to navigate with a dog with lovely views along the way. A bit too crowded for my liking though it seems like a nice family friendly trail.

Leah Zumchak
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Hiking

Back end of the trail was nice. Beginning was very crowded and there was a lot of trash on the trail. Markings aren’t that great either. Not the best hike if you want to truly enjoy nature.

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Kelleah Simonson
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Hiking

Love this trail and super easy for all ages too.

Loring S.
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Hiking

Great park with lots to see beyond waterfalls. Check out my write up which includes directions and things to look out for. eastcoasthiker.com/trails/seventubs

Brynn Smela
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HikingBugsRocky

Really nice hike! It was super easy. Only be careful of snakes; my father and I saw one about halfway through the trail.

Rachel Naomi
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HikingBugsRocky

Love this trail - it was pretty crowded today being Memorial Day but didn’t feel on top of any other groups while hiking. Way more bugs than normal too!

Nerenka Rodriguez
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Walking

Very beautiful place to go with the family. Can get into water. A couple different trails to go to. But very simple walks.

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Brittany K
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